15 People Share Inspiration That Changed Their Lives Forever


You ever heard words of wisdom that stuck with you forever? They might’ve seemed insignificant at the time, but for some reason they remained in your brain?

We’ve all been impacted by inspiring words — these AskReddit users are no different.

1. Not a boy

“My daughter was about 2. She wanted me to play barbie dolls with her. I said I don’t want to play barbie, I’m a boy. Her response was very wise and profound for her age.

“You’re not a boy, you’re a daddy.”

I now play many things with her and let her do my nails.”

2. Love it

“Recently I heard someone say, “Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate your body.” I’ve been exercising and eating healthy for a long time but I definitely struggle with body dysmorphia and hearing that kind of made me realize that I should change the way I think about things.”

3. What you can do

“Along those lines I heard someone say, “exercise is a celebration of what you can do, not a punishment for what you ate.” I kinda dig it and I hate most all get motivated stuff.”

4. Keep digging

“From AA: “Your rock-bottom is whatever point you decided to put down the shovel and quit digging.”

5. A good one

“You deserve what you tolerate.”

6. Boom

“Never half-ass 2 things. Whole ass 1 thing instead.”

7. Go slow

“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

I’ve got ER/ICU nurse background, so it’s easy in both areas of practice to get overwhelmed with the endless tasks. this helped me to remember I knew how to prioritize, and to do the things I needed safely to get on to the next one. totally helped relieve a lot of anxiety for me.”

8. Priorities

“Stop saying “I don’t have time to do this” and start saying “I am prioritizing thing x over thing y.”

For instance, it’s not that I don’t have time to go for a run, it’s that I am prioritizing watching an hour of TV over my health. Changes my thoughts about whether I go for that run or not…”

9. Respect yourself

“We accept the love we think we deserve. Made me realize I put up with my abusive ex’s disrespect because I didn’t respect myself. I made gaining some self worth priority number one.”

10. Do what you want

” “Do what you want, until you don’t, then do something else” -My boyfriend to me when we were deciding to be exclusive. We wanted to be together and agreed to date each other until we didn’t want to anymore. Going three years strong now.But it applies to a lot of things!”

11. Don’t do it

“Don’t fetishize your own sadness. – Bojack Horseman.”

12. The thief of all joy

“Comparison is the thief of all joy.”

13. A practical one

“Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosie.”

14. Just start the process

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

15. Truth

“Don’t make excuses. Make time.”

Everything started to really click after that.”